Monday, November 07, 2016

Jim Young: Unsung Arizona Trailblazer

November 7, 2016
   Working on a portrait for a forgotten Arizona pioneer who needs a headstone.

Daily Whip Out: "Jim Young, Unsung Arizona Trailblazer"

   It's either the portrait or an etching of him riding hard on the border:

Daily Whip Out: "Jim Young Riding Hard"

   Here's the basic direction on the headstone:

Sketch ideas on Jim Young headstone

   We're waiting for Dan The Man Harshberger's graphic application on these. I may go home and do one more horseback version.

   Okay, went home for lunch and referenced several sketches I did yesterday:

Daily Whip Outs: "More Jim Young Sketches"

Also did another take on the riding angle:

Daily Whip Outs: "Jim Young Rough Riding"

  Note how the looseness of the riding is much more fluid than the "finished" version. Decided to try a scratchboard of this basic idea:

Daily Whip Out: "Black Man On A White Horse"

   Still not right. Need to let it go. Yeah, right.

"This is a grave matter."
—Old Vaquero Saying

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